Spiced Oatmeal Mix Recipe
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Spiced Oatmeal Mix Recipe

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The microwave makes Loretta Kleinjan's warm and cozy treat a snap to whip up. "Adapt the ingredients to suit your taste," suggests the Volga, South Dakota reader. "Try it as a quick pick-me-up any time of day."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 8 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped mixed dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 210 calories, 3g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 137mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 1/2 frui


  1. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
  2. To prepare oatmeal: Contents of mix may settle during storage. When preparing recipe, spoon mix into measuring cup. In a deep microwave-safe bowl, combine 1/2 cup oatmeal mix and 1 cup water. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until bubbly, stirring every 30 seconds. Let stand for 1-2 minutes before serving. Yield: 18 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Spiced Oatmeal Mix in Light & Tasty August/September 2006, p32

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Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"too much sugar for me, I had to add extra oats to each bowl so it wouldn't be too sweet. That said, I like the idea of making "instant" oatmeal and will make it again w/maybe half the sugar."

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2012

"I will never purchase instant oatmeal again. My family loves this! I add a good 2 cups of dried fruits and add a handful of sliced almonds. Delicious, healthy and easy quick breakfast."

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"This is a great mix to have around. I substitute Splenda for the white sugar to cut the calories a little. And it lasts WAY longer than 1 month!"

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2010

"The bits of dried fruit turn out as nuggets of sweetness in this oatmeal! Great way to spiff up regular oatmeal. Good job and thanks for sharing!"

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2009

"I made it and packaged it in little bags and used them in gift baskets for Christmas. Everyone that received them asked me for the recipe. I used dried apples, raisins and cranberries. Yummy."

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